The major draw for this Balloon Festival will be the 45 magnificent, colorful, hot air balloons. Fun for all ages, are the Special Shapes that attend the festival. The featured Special Shapes that participated last year included: Joelly the Baby Bee, Betty Jean the Butterfly, Flying Purple People Eater, Pepe, Baby Dino, Bimbo Bear, High Diddle Diddle, Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot, and the always popular High Jack.
REMAX of texas SKY DIVERS…
For the adventurous, the RE/MAX of Texas
parachute team will perform Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons at 5:30pm by jumping from their plane over the park and landing right in the middle of the launch field.
KLUV MAIN STAGE...
Friday Night, Saturday and Sunday local bands will keep you on your toes playing songs you know and love.
Friday - Limelight, presented by Direct Energy
, kicks off the festival weekend starting at 4PM.
Saturday - Moving Colors Band rocks the night away beginning at 7PM.
Saturday evening catch the BOOM, BANG, and SIGHT of the spectacular Fireworks presented by Bimbo
. The Festival fireworks show is custom designed and orchestrated by Pyrotex providing an amazing array of colors in the night sky.
CENTRAL MARKET KIDS FUN ZONE…
Ticket Booths open Friday 4:00PM - 9:00PM | Saturday 8:00AM - 9:00PM | Sunday 8:00AM - 6:00PM
Rides open Friday 4:00PM - 10:00PM | Saturday 8:00AM - 10:00PM | Sunday 8:00AM - 7:00PM
Rides vary in price from $1-$4
All Day Play Wristbands available for $20
Individual Ride Tickets available for $2 each
Enjoy the fun and interactive inflatable rides this year. Race through the obstacle courses, zip down the huge slides, ride the pirate ship or the berry-go-round. Be sure to check out the “Toddler Zone.” Designed with young toddlers in mind, they can experience the fun of inflatables that are just their size. Children can enjoy the creative make and take art activities in our FREE Kids Korner as they make their way through the different craft stations. Get your Face Painted and explore music at the Plano Symphony Orchestra Instrument Area.
KDFW FOX 4 COMMUNITY STAGE...
The KDFW FOX 4 Community Stage offers the perfect venue for local performing groups. Throughout the weekend numerous dance troupes and martial arts teams perform on the Community Stage.
Friday and Saturday evenings, some of the balloons will provide a breathtaking sight as they inflate and glow after it gets dark. The glows are a must see!